I follow the official Android guide here but I cannot start the emulated device. It keeps saying
PANIC Cannot start device... as below screenshot.
Do you have the same problem and any work around for me?
Creating the device
Starting the device
Try these steps
ANDROID_SDK_HOMEand set it to
Eclipse > Window > Preferences, click in
String Substitution. Add a new variable called
user.homeand set it to
<<Administrator>> means the name of your Windows account; it is where resides the folder which contains your
An android project member says here:
As a work-around, you can define the environment variable ANDROID_SDK_HOME to point to the directory containing your .android directory. The emulator and SDK Manager will pick it up properly.
Also you should check that the AVD is created in the location D:\NN\.android\avd (check in your screenshoots, just above the list of AVD, the path in List of existin Android Virtual Devices).
Uncheck scale display to real size, It will work for you, Or try to lower the Screen size column.
I faced the same problem, which nearly drove me crazy. System: Win7 64Bit, Eclipse/ADK 64 Bit, JRE7 64 Bit - latter copied from
C:Programs\Java\ as "jre" under the Eclipse folder... (finally Eclipse started). How I solved the lacking start of the Emulator with an android virtual device:
C:Users\YourUserName\ .android if you can find there a folder named \avd containing subfolders named after the android virtual devices you created. If that is not the case (as it was on my machine) then you probably have moved long ago your account's user data via a symbolic link to some different location, as it was the case in my system. Eclipse (the virtual device manager of the ADK) will create the virtual devices there, but will search for them in the Windows default
C:Users\YourUserName\ .android path.
Locate the real folder with your user data, in my case it was:
where I finally found the AVD-folders needed for Eclipse:
D:\Win\Users\YourUserName\ .android\avd\...(2 Subfolders with the avd's)
Just copy the avd-folder (in my Example)
to the "usual" Location, where Eclipse looks for it, to
This enabled me to : Start the virtual device and to load the Hello World example from Eclipse into it.
What did not help:
Create an environment variable named
ANDROID_SDK_HOME with the value
D:\Win\YourUserName\ .android and add it to the environment variable paths list:
Eclipse does not seem to search for such environment variables, but obviously rather relies on the presence of all of the files in the Windows default locations of the user's personal data.
There are 2 things that you can do to get it over with.
Copy the content of
$HOME/.android/avd. Just a matter of a simple command and worked for me. :D
Before Android searches for
.ini files in
$HOME/.android/avd, it looks for an environmental variable
So you can set its value to